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You may think your business is safe and sound, but don’t be fooled. There are security threats lurking everywhere, waiting for a chance to strike. Whether it’s a sneaky intruder, a disgruntled employee, or a violent customer, you need to be prepared for anything.  

Security threats can cause serious damage to your business, not only financially but also emotionally. They can harm your reputation, disrupt your operations, and endanger your staff. That’s why you need to take proactive steps to protect your business from harm. But where do you start? How do you know the security threats that are most likely to affect your business and how to prevent them? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ve asked our security experts to identify the top five security threats that every business must watch out for and how to deal with them effectively. Here they are:

Tailgating – This is where an unauthorised person follows an authorised person into a restricted area. Tailgating can compromise the security of your business and expose it to theft, vandalism, or sabotage. To stop tailgating, you need to install an access control system that requires a card, a fingerprint, or a voice command to enter your restricted areas. You also need to train your staff to be alert and report suspicious activity.

Unaccounted Visitors – Some business, especially retailers, have no idea how many visitors they get in a day. A sudden influx of visitors could overwhelm your security measures and create chaos. To manage unaccounted visitors effectively, you should consider a manned guarding service which can keep a watchful eye over your guests and prevent any trouble. Another consideration should be CCTV monitoring which can identify evidence of incidents if required.

Burglary and Theft – If you have valuable equipment on-site, you’re a prime target for burglars and thieves. They may target your premises out of hours and steal your assets. To protect your business from burglary and theft, you should invest in a reliable alarm system that can alert your security company in the event of a break-in.

Random Acts of Violence – This is violence committed within your business premises by trespassers or enraged customers. It’s rare, but it can happen and when it does, it can be terrifying for your staff. You need to train your staff on how to handle conflict effectively without making things worse.

Employee Dismissal – When dealing with unhappy employees, you need to be careful about their safety and yours. A manned guarding service can help you handle this type of security risk. A security officer can escort the employee out of your premises and prevent them from behaving aggressively towards other staff members as they leave. They can also help you retrieve any property that belongs to your business from the employee’s home such as keys, badges, IT equipment, uniform – if the employee refuses to return them.

These are the most common security threats businesses should be aware of and how you can prevent them from harming your business. By following these tips, you can improve your business’s security, reduce the risk of harm at your workplace and save yourself a lot of stress.

Security threats follow us every day and they ought to be given proper consideration. If you need professional help with securing your business premises, please contact us and we will provide you with a tailored solution and competitive quote that meets your needs and budget.

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